Leslie A. Brammeier

Leslie A. Brammeier

Leslie A. Brammeier of Oakdale, IL, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 12:25 PM.  He had attained the age of 81 years, 6 months and a day.

Leslie was born in Pilot Knob Township, Washington County, IL, on October 2, 1937, the son of Edward and Edna (nee Fox) Brammeier. He was united in marriage to Alice Zacheis on March 28, 1956 and she survives his passing.

Leslie went to Nashville High School and graduated in 1955.  He was a hard-working man who began farming with his father and brother.  He enjoyed many things including farming with his son, building and creating things for the farm and traveling.  Leslie was a pilot, earning his license in 1971 flying his Cessna airplane from his home airstrip.  In his younger days he loved playing fast pitch softball.  He volunteered for many events including, the Oakdale Eggstravaganza, Oakdale Parade and was very involved in the Pork Producers Association.  He served on the Oakdale School board and was a lifetime member of the Oakdale United Presbyterian Church, where he served several terms as trustee.   Most of all, Leslie loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Besides his wife of 63 years, he is survived by three children, Dianne Unverfehrt and husband Gene of Ballwin, MO, Daryl Brammeier and wife Natalie of Oakdale, IL and Wade Brammeier and wife Sarah of Moweaqua, IL; five grandchildren, Laura Unverfehrt, Julia Unverfehrt, Kourtney Engele and husband Matthew, Tyler Brammeier, Taylor Sprague and husband Eliot; a brother, Harold Brammeier and wife Kay; a sister, Mildred Kroener; sisters-in-law, Barbara Reynolds and Cheryl Davis; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers-in-law, Earl Zacheis, James Reynolds and David Kroener.

Funeral services will be held at the Oakdale United Presbyterian church in Oakdale, IL on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 11 A.M. with Rev. John Campbell and Rev. Phil Carson officiating. Interment will be in the Oakdale Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Oakdale United Presbyterian Church in Oakdale on Sunday from 5 P.M. until 8 P.M. and again on Monday from 9 A.M. until the service hour.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home, who is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.campagnafuneralhomes.com

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  1. Cathy Combs on April 4, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    As a small child, the first I knew of Leslie was that he had the farm where a delightful lighted Christmas display, with 3 pigs pulling Santa’s sleigh, was displayed each year–at the TOP of a silo, I believe! It certainly was the very best Christmas display in the area, in my eyes. And later, up until he became too ill, I continued to see the delightful creations he made–so whimsical!–for the Oakdale Eggstravaganza. He was a creative, talented, and kind man. Our community will be much poorer without him.

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